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l'etranger
01-06-2014, 06:13 PM
Currently I have a Kaala tenor (Japanese made, solid koa)and really love it. The sound is warm and bright and very full. The only problem I have with it is a lack of sustain. I have been looking to buy another tenor to compliment the Kaala. I am looking at Kamaka and Kanilea. Which of these brands has warmth and sustain? Also, which of these brands has good projection? I play mostly classical pieces on the uke. For you guys that own these which is your go to instrument?

Peterjens
01-06-2014, 07:15 PM
What strings do you have on your Kala tenor?

l'etranger
01-06-2014, 08:19 PM
Right now it has Aquila's but I have tried a few sets. It has decent sustain but I am hoping for an instrument that really rings. The Kaala is a keeper though. It's voice is very good.

Ukulele Eddie
01-07-2014, 03:29 AM
While not all koa's will sound alike, given you have all all-Koa tenor already, why not try another tonewood? Maybe something that leans brighter so you have a different sound?